Tag Archives: Design Tips

The Beginner’s Guide to Decorating Living Rooms

If you’ve just started thinking about decorating your house, and first on the list is your living room, you might be overwhelmed with putting all the pieces together to make a harmonious and appealing whole. You have to consider paint colors for the walls, what kind of furniture you already have and what you need, […]

How to Choose Wall Art for Your Space

Here’s the deal. Choosing art for your home doesn’t always come naturally. For some, it may even be the most challenging part of tying a room together. And while questions like how do I choose the right size or the right colors to fit my space? and how do I pair different pieces of art […]

Everything to Know About Scale and Proportion in Design

You know when you see something that just looks right, but you can’t put your finger on why? Chances are it has to do with its scale—and more often than not proportions influenced by classical architecture, says Alexa Hampton, who built a foundational knowledge of such buildings while traveling with her father, the legendary American decorator Mark Hampton. But […]

6 Fresh Takes On The Gallery Wall

Who doesn’t love a good gallery wall? And while oversized wall art may be trending for 2020, sometimes you just need a way to display your fabulous collection of art all on one wall.  To give you a few fresh ideas on this look, we’re exploring a few different takes on the gallery wall game that are […]

7 Tips on How to Hang Wall Art Like an Interior Design Pro

Have you ever walked into an art gallery and begun to melt like one of Dali’s clocks? Dance like a Keith Haring figure? Contemplate like Rodin’s thinker? Clasp your face and drop your jaw like Munch’s The Scream? Like most, we love art in the home. It’s a great way to capture your personality and creativity and […]

Bedroom Decor: Discover How to Make Your Bedroom Look More Luxurious

Choosing the right bedroom decor pieces (and deciding where to put it) comes down to personal preference. Sometimes transforming your bedroom into a luxurious space can be a hard job, but you don’t need to worry. Essential Home has theinterior design best tips for you! Your bedroom is one of the most personal spaces in your home. It’s where we spend most of the […]

Decorating with Vintage Holiday Collectibles

For anyone who celebrates Christmas (or just embraces seasonal decorating), there’s a familiar ritual that takes place every year—whether it’s the day after Thanksgiving or just before the first out-of-town guests arrive. It involves the taking down of boxes, the careful unpacking of items (some fragile, some not), and finally, the thoughtful display of beloved trinkets […]

What’s Your Holiday Decorating Style?

Creating a festive holiday look in your home doesn’t have to mean completely abandoning the style you live with — and love — all the rest of the year. Or, for that matter, abandoning every last element of holiday decor the second the season has passed. For us, a happy medium lies in seeking out pieces that take […]

9 Modern Home Office Ideas That Will Help You Enjoy Working From Home

If your living room doubles as a dining room and a home office, you may not be as productive as you’d like to be on those days when you work from home. But the right home office can help increase your productivity by inspiring creativity and allowing you to cancel out other distractions. Whether you’re considering transforming […]

Interior Design Tips for Small Living Rooms

Whether you’ve found your dream house or you’re living in a rental with an awkward floor plan, some otherwise lovely homes simply have small living rooms. Do you find that your living room doesn’t have enough space for seating, the television, artwork, and a coffee table? Is it hard to make your lounge room or […]